Is YACHT still considered a Portland band? Although the art-pop group relocated to Los Angeles a few years ago, it'll probably always be thought of as honorary Stumptownians, so it's still appropriate to report on the group's activities. In a typical move for L.A. transplants, the band is developing a TV show (or web series—same diff). Amazon Studios, which is indeed connected to the online retail monolith, recently optioned the rights to Support, a comedy series written by YACHT members Jonah Bechtolt, Claire Evans, Jeffrey Brodsky and Rob Kieswetter about the touring life of a band perpetually in the opening slot.
Let's allow the band to explain for themselves:
"For the past three years, we've imagined our lives on the road as a TV show. In many ways, a tour is a perfect analogue to an episodic series: there's a central cast of characters, recurring locations, absurd scenarios, and new conflicts to resolve every day. There are just too many stranger-than-fiction moments that we've wanted to share, but haven't had the time or outlet to do so. We've been keeping notes of every ridiculous interaction and story in a shared document and we can't wait to unearth them all through the show."